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The Garfield County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

Growing 4-H in 2018!

It’s time for Back to School, but that doesn’t mean 4-H is over. In fact, it is just the beginning of a brand new season of 4-H!! There is truly something for everyone in 4-H, and we invite you to join us.


Ways to Participate in 4-H


Garfield County CSU Extension is the Host Site for three CSU 4-H STEM AmeriCorps members delivering 4-H STEM programming to youth throughout our community. Our partner sites include schools, libraries and rec centers. Watch for more information as classes become available.



4-H Afterschool Clubs allow your child to participate in project-based clubs, enriching after school days for 3rd – 5th graders. Currently, clubs are being formed as volunteers are recruited. Contact me today if you are interested in contributing to Positive Youth Development in the nation’s largest youth organization! Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Dedicate as little as one afternoon a  month towards making a difference in the lives of youth.


For younger 4-Hers (Kinder – 2nd grades), Cloverbuds provides a chance to explore what 4-H is all about. The variety of activities and topics keep participants engaged as they learn all about their favorite subjects and more! Beginning in October, Garfield County Cloverbud 4-H members meet monthly. Additionally, there is opportunity for Cloverbuds to meet in conjunction with project-based Afterschool Clubs. Call me if you imagine yourself igniting a passion for “Learning by Doing” with an eager group of Cloverbuds.



Traditional 4-H Community Clubs provide youth a platform to participate and compete in a variety of projects and competitions. Furthermore, youth are invited to become a part of the larger 4-H community. In Garfield County, we have 21 community clubs, Garfield County Council, and numerous State, Regional and National leadership opportunities available for our 4-H members to participate in. When you and your child are ready for the next level of commitment and benefits available to our members, let us help you find the right fit.










Carla Farrand, 4-H Youth Development

Kaycee Manuppella, 4-H STEM Agent

Abi Saeed, Agiculture / Horticulture & Natural Resources

Alice Smith, Administrative Assistant

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